|Forum topic by 3woodworkers4life||posted 02-14-2016 11:58 PM||428 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-14-2016 11:58 PM
I have a Ridgid MS1290LZA sliding compound miter saw. It’s been working fine for the last few years – until yesterday. For some reason, it doesn’t make a smooth cut anymore. When pulled out all the way, it cuts fairly smooth. But, when it approaches the fence, the cut becomes messy and the sound of the cut changes. I’ve tried multiple blades with the same results, so I know that’s not the cause. The piece is also held tight against the fence (which is square to the blade).
Cutoff from left side of blade (I hope the marks are visible):
Piece from right side of blade:
Anyone know the cause of the problem and if it’s fixable?
Thank you for any info.